KVHS Mutt Strut is a six-week scavenger hunt this year, beginning July 1

AUGUSTA — The Kennebec Valley Humane Society Mutt Strutt this year will be a six-week scavenger hunt.
The event began July 1, and weekly, KVHS will announce a different task to participants that can be done anywhere, not just in the Augusta area.
KVHS hopes to engage dog families close to home and far away to help fundraise for the residents of KVHS.
All are encouraged to share their journey on social media while tagging KVHS to be eligible for weekly prizes and a grand prize package that includes a staycation for the winning family and pup at Augusta West Campground in Winthrop.
“Our goal is to raise money for those who cannot advocate for themselves – the animals in our care every day at KVHS” said Melanie Randall, KVHS community engagement coordinator. “In the past, we have loved gathering together and seeing all the four legged friends of KVHS. This year, due to COVID-19 we are unable to walk together, but we still want our animal loving families to share their journey on behalf of KVHS.
“We provide shelter, food, routine and emergency medical care for animals 365 days a year. Part of that care includes the love our staff and volunteers give these dogs and cats. We hope that KVHS alumni dogs participate so we can see their wagging tails again and celebrate how happy they are in their loving homes. We are hoping for many fun photos and videos of our beloved pups.”
The local shelter is starting their busy season, with more dogs, cats and kittens coming through the door every day. KVHS is also accepting transports from Georgia with their partner, Road Trip Home Animal Rescue.
“Spring and summer means that we’ll have more animals coming to us in need, and we now look to our community to help support us in our mission to care for these homeless animals” said Randall.
The Mutt Strut helps to raise money every year for the Kennebec Valley Humane Society, which cares for 2,000 animals every year. The shelter provides a second chance at a “forever home” for abandoned or surrendered animals in 22 communities in Kennebec, Waldo, and Androscoggin Counties.
Event details can be found at give.pethavenlane.org/MuttStrut2020